47-year-old, Cynthia Rauschart, has been fascinated with the circus her entire life, and has offered to teach those skills to local people of all ages.

When my wife Mindy was in high school many years ago, she told her guidance counselor that she wanted to attend the Ringling Brother's Barnum & Bailey Circus's Clown College. Her guidance counselor pretty much told her to go to nursing school, which she ended up doing.

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According to the Danbury Daily Voice, Rauschart, who owns Spark Arts in Bethel, has a bachelor's degree in theatrical clowning and told the Daily Voice:

No prior circus experience is necessary, there's a place for everyone in our circus family.

Students with special needs, seniors, and at-risk kids are all able to enroll in classes.

To get a taste of what it's like to take one of Rauschart's classes, you're invited to Spark Arts' Family Circus Day on Saturday, February 25 from 2 pm until 4 pm. Families will be welcome to try out various circus skills under Rauschart's direct supervision. Preregistration is required, just click on this link.